Professor of Medicine Head of Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology - Schlosspark-Klinik, University Medicine Berlin
Prof. Dr. Rieke Alten is head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology, Osteology at Schlosspark-Klinik, University Medicine Berlin, where she also serves as the director of the Rheumatology Research Center.
She received her medical degrees from the Free University Berlin and after graduating, she pursued immunology research at the Institute of Immunology, University of Zürich, Switzerland.
Prof. Dr. Alten conducted her training in internal medicine at the Free University Berlin, and this was followed by training in Rheumatology in Zürich. She has received board certification in internal medicine (1984), rheumatology (1985), physical therapy and rehabilitation medicine (1998), and sports medicine (2001). Since 1990, she has been head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology at Schlosspark-Klinik, University Medicine Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Alten’s research interests focus on the development and systematic evaluation of biological and immunolomodulatory treatments for the rheumatic diseases.
She has been lead and principle investigator in clinical trials of novel therapies in rheumatic diseases and has contributed to several investigator-initiated trials. She has also published more than 200 original papers, book chapters and reviews.
Prof. Dr. Alten is a member of the OMERACT Steering Committee of the Flare in Rheumatoid Arthritis Group. She has served as board member of German Medical Association, as member of the Institute for Approval of drugs for the German Ministry of Health, as board member of the “Kaiser-Friedrich-Stiftung” for postgraduate education in Germany and board member of the German Society of Rheumatology.